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The Cooking Contest

Another day and another cooking contest at Aambyville. Among the frontrunners is Ms. Ilsa’s Lotus dessert. “Is there anyone who can beat that?” asked the announcer. A cheer roared through the spectators as a few kids rose to the challenge. The judges tasted the soup, glanced at the title and walked off.

‘Is this the new winner?’ we wondered, curiously moving ahead to check the title:
A Recreation of the World Famous Smelly Sock Soup.


‘Smelly Sock Soup’ was a hilarious story in my English textbook when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to remember or find the author’s name.

The photo prompt has been given by Starsinclayjars at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Eternal) has been given for the Six Sentence Stories hosted by Denise Farley.

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51 responses to “The Cooking Contest”

  1. Smelly sock soup! What a funny story. Good stuff

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  2. Possibly an acquired taste calling for a cultivated palate

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    1. Maybe 🤷 I personally prefer tried and tested

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    1. No problem. Be sure to try out some of the other entries though.

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  3. Just seeing the food market, wets my mouth…I eat almost everything when I am at one!
    Smelly Shock Soup…Six Sentence Story…SSS

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    1. Maybe next time I could get you on the panel 😉

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  4. I am going to have to avoid the Smelly Sock Soup. Best read the title before tasting the soup.

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    1. Too bad the judges decided otherwise

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  5. i love open air markets! good post

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  6. Can’t help but think the person at the front of the pic has just smelled/tasted it and lost his lunch 🙂 Loved this (the story, not the soup). 🙂

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    1. Well they had eaten quite a bit from the other entries.

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  7. Oh, that was good. A nice build-up to the horrible title of the soup!

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  8. Nice. As far as remembering and author’s name, I got Ruth Symes..:-)

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  9. Heeheehee! An entry that the judges were probably glad to be done with.

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  10. smelly sock soup!!
    lol
    what a fun Six this week!

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  11. Smelly sock soup (I think I have had some of that). Great stuff for ten year olds, will it be available commercially?

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  12. I am pretty sure I have smelled that soup cooking, but couldn’t bring myself to taste it.
    Fun Six.

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    1. You’ve got a sharp sense of smell. Most of us would never have even guessed.

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  13. some food smell bad but taste good nonetheless. you just need to get used to it. 🙂

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    1. Maybe, but I doubt any of the spectators are taking any chances.

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  14. Smelly Sock Soup would go well with Gym Locker Toast and Toe Jam. Yum!

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    1. Will be sure to add that to the feedback 😉

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  15. Kids! They always rise to challenges in an interesting way.

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    1. Agree, though we didn’t see that coming

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  16. Reminds me of a similar story from my own school years–“Stone Soup.” I don’t think it smelled of dirty socks, though 🙂

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    1. It’s probably a different story though weird how schools are obsessed over socks 🤔

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  17. Michael Humphris Avatar
    Michael Humphris

    Many of my canine friends seem to love smelly sock soup.🙂

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    1. I bet they got it all to themselves.

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  18. Mmmm…kinda smells like corn chips!

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    1. Nice to know 🙂 I didn’t dare take a whiff.

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      1. After a temporary dizziness & loss of vision, it’s not too bad!
        😂😂😂💩😂😂😂

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      2. Looking at the emojis I’m not too sure 😅

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  19. No! I’m with the judges. No smelly soup for me! What a cute story. 🙂

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  20. Hahahaha. I’m not sure I want to taste that one. 😳

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    1. No problem. There still seems to be some Lotus dessert left, if you’re interested.

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  21. Dear Bernadette,

    I have to wonder what Smelly Stock Soup would smell or taste like. Amusing story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. You’re welcome to come try it out 😀

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  22. If I could come I would be the winner. I’m pretty good at breaking some eggs :d

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    1. Then you should definitely give it a shot next year!

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